What is Online Northwest?
Online Northwest is a conference focusing on the use of technology within libraries. It was created by the Oregon University System Library Council to help librarians around Oregon learn how to use early online searching tools. As information technology and librarians have increased in sophistication over the years, so has the conference. The conference is held in late January or early February.
Online Northwest has evolved as a forum to discuss technical, social, and policy issues associated with information technology. Online Northwest regularly attracts information professionals from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and northern California. The bulk of attendees typically work in academic, public, or school libraries. However, a significant number of corporate librarians and a few systems people usually attend meetings.
Attendance is capped at between 200-225 participants.
Who Organizes Online Northwest?
Each Oregon University System institutionEastern Oregon University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, University of Oregon, Western Oregon University, and Oregon Health Sciences Universitychooses a representative to serve on a committee that plans all aspects of Online Northwest.